The new Apple TV 4K ushers in a new era of TV technology for Apple customers, so it’s time to learn some new tech.
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Apple had an opportunity for a fresh start with the Apple TV 4K’s Siri remote and flubbed it.
Launching a modest iPhone 8 upgrade on time and delaying the very attractive iPhone X must be a cause of concern for Apple.
Apple got behind the curve while the 4K/UHD revolution was taking place. Now it’s time for some serious catch-up work.
Former Apple Senior Director Michael Gartenberg and I got together to discuss Apple’s September 12 event, “Let’s Meet at Our Place.” We traded thoughts on the new Apple Watch Series 3, the Apple TV 4K, the iPhone 8 series and the iPhone X. Michael’s insights are, as always, amazing. Don’t miss this special edition coverage.
Great strides are being made in artificial intelligence, so how far will governments go to seize that technology to gain an edge for themselves?
Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist with the Southwest Research Institute. He’s also the co-founder and chief scientist of World View, working with high altitude balloon research. He is perhaps most famous as the principle investigator for NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. Way back in grade school, Alan was interested in space exploration and wanted to be a part of the Star Trek future. He received his Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Colorado, and that launched his life-long interest in Kuiper Belt Objects and the Oort Cloud. He’s a licensed pilot, was selected by NASA as a Payload Specialist, and has flown research missions in high performance jet aircraft. We talked about his career, the New Horizons mission design, Pluto discoveries (and planetary classification) and his latest research.
Apple has made big changes over the years, but perhaps none so much as its engagement in original TV entertainment.
If you’ve been receiving robocalls from numbers not in your contacts, they’re fairly easy to block. But Caller ID spoofing is another, more difficult, matter.
Eddie Alterman is the Editor-in-Chief of Car and Driver magazine. He fell in love with cars even earlier than most of us. His father was a car salesman in Detroit in the 1970s when cars weren’t great, but it was still exciting. His dad would leave copies of Car and Driver magazine open on the dining room table for Eddie. It worked. Eddie imagined that all the editors who got to test cars were “living the best possible life.” So Eddie designed his whole life around writing for a car magazine. It worked again. In the second segment we chatted about the romance of driving and also spent a lot of time discussing the technology and sociology of autonomous cars. Eddie had some great observations, based on his considerable experience, that will keep you pondering for months.
It’s been one year now with the 2016 MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. What’s the verdict?
Apple wants to charge HD prices for 4K/UHD movies on its new Apple TV. The studios won’t have it.
We’re almost certain now that Apple will announce a new 4K/UHD Apple TV with HDR, perhaps on September 12th. How will it work with your current TV system?
Germany isn’t waiting for others to define a path forward for the ethical behavior of its autonomous cars.
Michael Gartenberg spent three years as Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, reporting directly to Senior VP Phil Schiller. For his third appearance on Background Mode, we made a list of seven discussion items we both thought would be interesting. We got through two, but chatted about them in detail. The first was all about what’s to be gained by Apple allocating about a billion dollars to create original TV content. In the second segment, we talked about Apple’s struggles in the education market. Michael made some very interesting and very pointed observations. Don’t miss this one!
Apple has been all about making our digital lives better with beautifully integrated hardware and software. What’s the thinking behind a billions dollars to compete with Netflix and Amazon?
It looks like the iPhone 8 is going to be fairly expensive. What are the implications?
Once upon a time, Apple thought it could go from zero to 100 in the car business with no prior experience. We’re now seeing how hard it turned out to be.
On August 22, Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac was released with support for macOS High Sierra and easy Windows 10 purchase and installation.
Bloomberg reports that Apple and Comcast have been negotiating with two movie studios for a very early rental of theatrical releases — 17 days later on Apple TV for $50. The theater owners don’t like it.